“Just Another Girl on the Road” by Coronado resident S. Kensington has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2020.
Kensington’s book is a finalist of the Action/Adventure category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. The winners and finalists will be honored June 26 in an online event which will stream live on Facebook at
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses. Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience.
CNN journalist Catherine Andrews wrote: “The term ‘indie’ traditionally refers to independent art – music, film, literature or anything that fits under the broad banner of culture – created outside of the mainstream and without corporate financing.” That definition remains true for book publishing.
This year’s awards event was originally planned to take place at Chicago’s Newberry Library, to coincide with the American Library Association Annual Conference, but was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multi-award winning author Kensington is a retired educator who has lived and taught in various countries for the past thirty years. Like the protagonist in her novel, she enjoys long voyages by cargo ship. She was inspired to write this book after finding a woman’s glove and newspaper clipping about World War II undercover agents, in her father’s war possessions. She currently resides in Coronado, writing her memoirs.